Unless you're working with a detailed wishlist, gifting is often a shot in the dark. That's especially when you're buying for a mother who has everything (and says she wants "nothing"). But if there's one thing I've learned as a beauty editor, it's that almost everyone appreciates a free beauty product. And since your mom undoubtedly deserves a good pampering, a beauty gift for mom is a foolproof way to really make her day this year.
The key to finding the *right* gift in the sea of limitless beauty products is, of course, to make it personal. Is she constantly complaining about her perpetually dry hands? Get her a hand cream (and make it luxe). Is she still talking about a candle she smelled years ago? Give her the exact one; it'll not only make her home smell great, but it'll remind her of a good memory every time she burns it. And, of course, there's absolutely nothing wrong with gifting her something she's used for years. You know she'll love it, since she's already given it her stamp of approval (and who doesn't appreciate a re-stock of their go-to products?).
If you're totally stumped, though, it's fine — all you need is a few suggestions from people who research products all day to get you started. So keep scrolling for a list of what The Zoe Report editors are buying their own moms — you're sure to find something yours will appreciate, below.
"A few years ago, my mom splurged on a stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel while she was visiting and hasn't stopped talking about it since. Le Labo's Cade 26 is the scent created just for the hotel, so what better way to spark her memory from home in California." — Aemilia Madden, Senior Fashion Editor
"My mom is no stranger to a top tier skin routine. It's something that she's always taken very seriously and has instilled in me early on so it makes sense that she's a huge fan of La Mer — she would be so ecstatic to see her favorite moisturizer under the tree this year. And of course, only the best for mom, right?" — Shelby Hyde, Shopping News Editor